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widower2

What movies have you seen lately? Did you like or not? Why?   

PS PLEASE DON'T POST "SPOILERS" EVEN FOR OLDER MOVIES :)

 

I'll start this off:

Knives Out - a fun and good IMO whodunit movie. If that kind of things interests you, I advise 

Cars 2 - A worthy sequel to an excellent animated movie series from Pixar if you are into that kind of thing. I think there's a Cars 3 I'll have to check.

Ad Astra - ugh. A terrible sci fi flick. Borrrring. Don't advise

 

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Maria_PI

Movies! That’s a good one. Where do I start... I am a binge-watcher so I prefer good international TV series, but The Queen’s Gambit broke all records, brilliantly made and beautiful. Also good to know that Grand Master Gary Kasparov consulted for the film so you know it’s as close to reality as possible. Highly recommend.


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widower2

I thought TV shows and such deserved their own thread so I started one up, join in :) 

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WALL-E:   Pixar does it again....a fun animated film. Recap: it follows a solitary robot on a future deserted Earth, left to clean up garbage. However, he is visited by an advanced probe sent by the starship (that dumps the garbage from where inhabitants now live) called EVE, with whom he falls in love and pursues across the galaxy.

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I think I’ve seen every Disney movie! :rolleyes: I enjoyed WALL-E too!  I saw “Knives Out” in the theater and thought it was great.  I watched it again when it showed  up on Netflix.  Two recent movies I watched on Netflix are documentaries.  “Speed Cubers” and “Kiss the Ground”.  I recommend both just for learning something new! 

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Gail 8588

I watched Kiss the Ground also.   It's a little preachy, but has some very interesting information.  Gives a bit of hope that all is not lost. 

I think Paul Hawken, who put together Drawdown, which is the book the movie was based on, is a pretty smart guy.  Back in the 1990s he wrote 2 books that were way ahead of their time. Natural Capitalism and  The Ecology of Commerce. 

I'd recommend Kiss the Ground on Netflix.  

 

For just fun entertainment I loved Knives Out and The Queen's Gambit. 

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widower2

Thanks I'll check these!

Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows - the follow up to the earlier Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr (who somehow morphed into like Al Pacino's brother what's up with that?). It's good but not as good as the first one IMO. The fight scenes are fun action but kind of silly in that kung fu movie way and I think would have been best mostly avoided.

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If you have Netflix, “The Lie” is a good thriller type movie.  It deals with death so if this is a trigger, be warned!

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Gail 8588

I enjoyed watching The Dig, on Netflix.

Slow moving British film about an extraordinary archeological excavation just as WWII was beginning. It was a true story but with much artistic license on the romantic relationships of the characters, to make it more of a drama than a documentary.  It was a sweet movie.  I actually spent about 3 hours on the internet reading up about the archeological site after watching the film.  It was really fascinating.

 

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American Sniper. True story about an American hero (and the greatest American sniper ever) in the aftermath of 9/11 who went overseas to fight the good fight as a Navy SEAL sniper. Also deals with death obviously and some violent scenes so be warned but well done. Clint Eastwood directs. 

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I thought American Sniper was a terrific movie.  So tragic but the story line was absolutely riveting.  Great acting too.

I started watching “The Dig” and fell asleep during the beginning (I must be getting old).  My sister also recommended it so looks like I will give it another go!

 

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Gail 8588

I did warn you it was a "slow moving British film"   Drink a mug of  double caffeine tea when you try again.

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widower2

Well cmon surely I'm not the only one watching movies in the middle of all this nasty weather!

Gosford Park - A classic English whodunit similar to "Knives Out" - and a good one IMO, worth it if you're up for such a thing.

 

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Gail 8588

I have been binge watching a TV series "An Unfortunate Series of Events".   Very silly. 

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